Deadline Reminder

All items for the Lake County Star Community Planner must be in the Lake County Star office no later than noon on Monday for that week’s paper.


C.O.V.E. Meetings

C.O.V.E. (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters) will be starting a Women’s Group to meet on Thursday afternoon.. If you are interested in joining this group, please call (231) 843-2541.

Free Clothing

Free Clothing will be available at C.A.R.E., Inc., 9731 S. M-37, Baldwin, (just south of Houseman’s) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 24, including women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing, shoes, undergarments, coats, and plus size wear.

Alcoholics Anonymous

A group meeting is held every Thursday at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Luther at 7 p.m.

This Weekend

Lake County Historical Society

The Lake County Historical Society Museum Room is open Friday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m., or by appointment by calling (231) 898-2194. Museum exhibits include logging, a farming display, advertising memorabilia and photographs from 1890-2015 of the Baldwin Streetscape. Lobby displays can be viewed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 830 N. Michigan Ave. in Baldwin. Please use the front entrance.

Jam Sessions

The VFW Post No. 5315, three miles north of Baldwin, will be hosting Jam Sessions every Friday of each month at the Post. The next Session will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 24. Membership Drive: Bring your DD214 to see if you are eligible to join.

A.A. Meetings

A.A. meetings will be held each Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the Brohman Chapel, 7731 N. Woodbridge Rd., (M-37) in Brohman. For further information, call (231) 689-0888.

Idlewild Historical and Cultural Center

The Idlewild Historical and Cultural Center will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Aug. 30.

Martin Johnson Museum

Visit the 1901 house of the “Hermit of Big Bass Lake” and the Eden Township Unit One one-room schoolhouse from 12 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays through July and August.The museum is located at Skinner Park, 10 1/2 Mile Road., in Irons. Admission is free. Call (231) 745-8505 for more information.

Luther Museum

The Luther Museum will be open from June through October, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., or by appointment. For more information, call (231) 797-5398, (231) 797-5806 or (231) 829-3727.

‘My Idlewild’

A Musical Revue will be presented at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 25 at the Idlewild Lot Owners Robert Riffe Center, 11330 Lake Dr. in Idlewild. Featured will be the Myers Family, the Grier Family, the Williams Family, Nellie Blue, the Jones-Salaam Family, Joe Howard Jr., Steve Randolph and Theenda Yarbrough. The Revue was written and produced by Gezelle Grier-Myers. Tickets can be purchased at, by calling (989) 430-2072 or are available at the door.

Gospel Jamboree

The Original Gospel Jamboree will take place on Saturday, July 25 at Amazing Grace Acres Church, corner of M-37 and Woodland Dr., south of Baldwin. Potluck is at 6:30 p.m. and music is at 7 p.m. Featured this time will be Wasepi Blue Grass and the Faith Gospel Team. Everyone is welcome.

Sounds From the Forest

The 24th Annual Variety Concert Series will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin. Featured will be “Ramona Collins.”

Songs and Sundaes

The Lake Community Bible Church, 8033 Central Park Blvd., will host two outdoor concerts beginning at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 26. Featured will be the Faithful Journey Quartet from Grand Rapids. Bring your lawn chairs and join us.

A Look Ahead

Living On Grief Support

A Hospice of Michigan grief support program, Living On, is held from 12 to 1:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at the Ludington Hospice of Michigan office, 5177 W. US 10, Suite 2. The next meeting date is Monday, July 27.

Positive Discipline

A Workshop titled “Positive Discipline” for parents, caregivers and childcare providers will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Monday, July 27 at Pompeii’s in Baldwin. Registration is needed. Call Faith at 817-600-8550 or Jesi at (231) 286-5657 or email

Fresh Food Giveaway

Grace Mobile Pantry, together with the Feeding America Food Bank, will provide free fresh food from noon until gone on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Food will be distributed in the parking lot of Grace Lutheran Church, 8636 S. M-37 in Baldwin on Tuesday, July 28. If you are income eligible, have children in need or have a temporary distress situation and are a resident of Lake County you may come and fill out the form on the day of distribution. Sponsors and volunteers are from area churches and businesses, along with private individual donors. If you, your church or business would like to sponsor a monthly event, please call Sandra at (231) 898-3813. Sponsors are needed.

Summers Senior Center

The Henrietta Summers Senior Center, located at 723 E. Lansing St. in historic Idlewild, is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bingo is 11:30 a.m. to noon, lunch is 12 to 1 p.m., and board games, Wii bowling, dominoes, card games and other activities are available. See the lunch menu in the St. Ann’s Meals space in the Lake County Star. For more information, call (231) 745-4011 or (231) 745-3940.

Narcotics Anonymous to Meet

NA will meet every Tuesday at 12 p.m. at 716 7th St., in Baldwin. The next meeting will be Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

Community Youth Group

A community youth group will meet at the Baldwin Congregational Church every second, fourth and fifth Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Kelsey at (231) 349-2862.

Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center

The Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center, is at 12 Quarterline Rd., (Just off M-37, across from Brooks Park), Newaygo, and is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. Admission is free. Call (231) 652-5003 or (866) 901-7489 for more information.

Music at the Purchase Pavilion

Music will start in Luther at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29. Featured will be “Mike Schmuck.”

Echo through the Timbers

The 24th Annual Variety Concert Series will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29 at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin. Featured will be “Ghosts of the American Road.”

FiveCAP, Inc.

The Board of FiveCAP, Inc. will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 30 at the Scottville office, at 302 N. Main St.

Lake County Sportsmans Club to Meet

The Lake County Sportsmans Club will meet at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month and at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday. The Thursday meeting is a board meeting, but members are welcome to attend. The meetings are held at the Chamber of Commerce building (corner of 8th St. and M-37) in Baldwin. The next meeting will be on Saturday, Aug. 1

Electronics Recycling

Electronics can be recycled from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Luther Village Hall, 301 State St. This service is available to anyone from anywhere. They cannot accept cathode ray TV’s.

Sounds From the Forest

The 24th Annual Variety Concert Series will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin. Featured will be “Tom ‘n Cheri Hagen with Rick Reuther and Mike Lutley.”

Lions Breakfast

The Luther Lions Club will host their monthly Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2 at the Luther Lions Club building.

Lake County Health and Services

Lake County Health and Services will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3, at Grand Oaks Nursing Home, on 600 Denmark St.

Chamber to Meet

The Lake County Chamber of Commerce will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at the Chamber of Commerce office (the corner of M-37 and 8th St.).

Music at the Purchase Pavilion

Music will start in Luther at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Featured will be “Oak Grove Band.”

Echo through the Timbers

The 24th Annual Variety Concert Series will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at Wenger Pavilion in Baldwin. Featured will be “Stella with Drew Howard.”

Health Fair

Baldwin Family Health Care will be hosting the 2015 Health Fair from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 6. Local service agencies are welcome to participate and promote their services. Contact Teri Vanias or JaNel Williams at (231) 745-5044 for details.

Volunteers Needed

C.O.V.E. (Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters), formerly known as Region Four Community Services (The Women’s Shelter) is seeking a group of people willing to share some of their free time. A training will be held for those interested in assisting staff in answering the crisis line and/or being a receptionist. If you are willing to donate a few hours of your time, please contact Marie at (231) 843-2541. Items needed for the shelter include: curtains, diapers (infants to size 5), feminine products and socks. For more information, contact Diann at (231) 745-8122 or (231) 843-2541, ext. 28.

Silent Observer

Crime hurts everyone eventually. If you see a crime, call Silent Observer (231) 745-7581.

Habitat Needs Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the Habitat Restore. Some lifting also required. Please call (231) 745-2688 to volunteer your time to a Christian organization. Household items in working order are also needed.

Hospice of Michigan Sesame Street Package

Hospice of Michigan is pleased to offer the Sesame Street program titled “When Families Grieve” through the Pathfinder Public Library in Baldwin. The kits are bilingual (English and Spanish) and include two booklets and a DVD. Particularly designed to help children grieve, the kit also is to help patients and families sort through complex emotions, remember the life of a loved one, and find strength in one another.

Pathfinder Library Hours

The Pathfinder Community Library, at 812 Michigan Ave., in Baldwin, is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is closed Thursday and Sunday.

Luther Library Hours

The Luther Library is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday 2 to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Our email is

Chase Library hours

The Chase Township Public Library at 8400 E. North St. in Chase is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday.

Hollister Senior Center activities

Note: Hollister Senior Center is now open on Fridays. Senior activities at Hollister Senior Center, 1505 N. Michigan Ave. in Baldwin are as follows:

There will be a Beltone representative at Hollister on the fourth Thursday of the month. Monday through Friday there is coffee all day. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday will feature an exercise program from 9 to 9:30 a.m. The second Monday of the month will be the U.A.W. meeting and potluck at noon. The second Monday will also feature a Democratic Party Meeting at 6 p.m. Each Tuesday there is a Ceramic Class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the third Tuesday will have a Council on Aging meeting at 9:30 a.m., the third Tuesday will have a Triad Meeting at 12:30 p.m., and each Wednesday will have a Swedish Weaving class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., each Thursday there will be a Quilting Class from 10 a.m. to noon with the first Thursday being lessons and the remaining Thursdays being project time. Additionally, on the first Thursday of the month at 9 a.m. Blood Pressure and Foot Lady will be in, the second Thursday will have a Garden Club meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the second Friday of the month will be the Thrift Center Board Meeting 9:30 a.m. and the last Saturday will feature Euchre games from noon to 3 p.m. Beltone Hearing screenings are by appointment; call (231) 745-3843.